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Did you know that I curate the best writing articles into my Facebook page and also into my Flipboard magazine, Writer’s Life? If you love reading about writers, the writing process, marketing your work . . . just about everything to do with being a writer, there’s much to be found in either place. (love to see […]

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Image Prompt: a house

Welcome to the first in my new series of image prompts. Here’s the deal. Use this image as a writing prompt a writing problem-solver a poetry prompt a get-my-brain-moving prompt How I used this image prompt My problem: I have to write a chapter that I don’t want to write. I am SO unmotivated.

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The Value of a Niche

Although I’ve written about topics ranging from Elvis to aliens, my basic niche is genealogy. My book the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com is currently ranking at a little over 5,000 in all of Amazon books and is #1 in Genealogy. Other than great sales, is there an advantage of being well-known in your niche? Absolutely. Here’s […]

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Is this too personal to share?

If you were around in the 70s, you may remember the Sangria craze. Fruit, red wine, spritzer . . . you know, every  Mexican joint served it – usually in a pitcher with a bunch of fruit in the bottom. Well, that craze faded until recently – or at least it did for me. One […]

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